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4XS
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Possibly a question about 3D farm management

Is there a way to control multiple printers from one terminal while I don't have to take a drive and attend to each printer. Is there a premade solution or I have to DIY?

Posted : 15/11/2022 9:13 am
aRGiRob
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RE: Possibly a question about 3D farm management

If I have not misunderstood your request this should be for you.

Posted : 15/11/2022 9:48 am
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RE: Possibly a question about 3D farm management

Ok this is a promising solution, but do I need printer to be connected to Wifi? Sorry they have too much info I haven't read everything yet. What if the printer has no networking hardware? Do I have to mod or buy printer with wifi?

Posted : 15/11/2022 10:16 am
fuchsr
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RE: Possibly a question about 3D farm management

Octoprint/Octofarm is one approach, and well-established.

Prusa's own PrusaConnect is still in its infancy. It's actually not bad—as long as you have only Mk3s, no Minis, in your farm. But it still has bugs, and no plugin infrastructure like Octoprint. On the other hand, I find it a lot more streamlined. YMMV.

Posted : 15/11/2022 2:02 pm
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aRGiRob
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RE: Possibly a question about 3D farm management

 

Posted by: @4xs

Ok this is a promising solution, but do I need printer to be connected to Wifi? Sorry they have too much info I haven't read everything yet. What if the printer has no networking hardware? Do I have to mod or buy printer with wifi?

repetier supports both serial and network connections. As far as serial connections are concerned, everything depends on the number of ports available on the server, while for network connections (cable or wifi) there shouldn't be any problems once the addressing plan has been correctly configured. Mixed solutions are possible in my opinion, it all depends on the hardware you have. The control of the server takes place via a web interface so at the limit you will have to publish the webserver on the internet or use something more sophisticated like a vpn

Posted : 17/11/2022 8:56 am
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